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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Not too late for Kuwait: Berne at last!

The World Intellectual Property organization (WIPO) has just broken the news, via Berne Notification No. 268: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works -- Accession by the State of Kuwait, that the oil-rich territory has now deposited its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, as amended to 28 September 1979. The Berne Convention comes into force with respect to Kuwait on 2 December 2014, the day on which that State of Kuwait will also become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the fabled Berne Union.

By sheer coincidence, by Paris Notification No. 220, WIPO announces that Kuwait is joining the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property Accession with effect from exactly the same day.

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